ultracrepidate love

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  • v. to venture beyond one's purview

Etymologies

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From the Latin phrase ultra crepidam ("beyond the sandal"). An allusion to the response of the Greek painter Apelles to a cobbler's criticism, as recorded by Pliny the Elder.

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  • To criticize beyond sphere of one's knowledge. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008